Monday, April 22, 2013

Crozet Hit and Run

Yvonne Griffin
Thankfully no one was hurt when a Crozet man allegedly led police officers on a chase. According to, he hit two other vehicles during the chase. Hit and Run is a violation of criminal laws that can lead to misdemeanor charges or felony charges, depending on the circumstances.

If someone had been hurt during the hit and run, in addition to the criminal case, he or she would have a civil case against the hit and run driver for personal injuries (PI). Punitive damages might also be available in the civil case.

If you’re hurt in an accident, check with an attorney who concentrates in personal injury law. He/she can tell you your rights and other information that is important to your case. Most all personal injury attorneys do this first consultation for free.

Source: NBC29, “Crozet Man Charged with Eluding Police, Hit-and-Run After Chase,” April 17, 2013.

Tucker Griffin Barnes
Attorney at Law
Charlottesville, VA

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